CC'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 34 year old female and really relate to every story I have read.  The doctors I have seen don't know what to do with me.  I saw the "best" GI Dr. in the area and he said go to the Mayo Clinic.  I went 14 days without a bm.  I have had to rely on epsom salts to get my gi tract

J'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have just been diagnosed with IBS with diarrhea. I have been sick every 2 weeks since May of this year. It all stated with a bout of salmonella...I am currently living in Mexico because my husband has been transferred here for what was supposed to be 2 years and we are now going on year 4. As I said

MADDIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Pseudo-obstruction

My first father’s day was certainly not as I had imagined.  We were in a strange city, in a huge hospital and within the upcoming days my wife, Tammy and I, would be making the most difficult decision so far in our lives.  Our only child, Madelyn Kate made her entrance into our world te

GABRIEL'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Hirschsprung's Disease, Pediatric FGIMDs

My nephew, Gabriel, who is now 6 years old, was diagnosed with Hirschprung’s disease  when he was born. Only three days after he was born doctors had to perform an emergency descending colostomy because of the magnitude of his obstruction. Everything went wrong from there. We live in Col

JOVAAN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Pseudo-obstruction, Pediatric FGIMDs

I am Michele Wilson from Simi Valley, California and I am a single mom. My seven year old son, Jovaan started having gastroenterologist intestinal problems when he was 4 months old. We were living in Florida when my son was first born and I remember my son would cry often, especially after I nursed him

SOPHIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Pediatric FGIMDs

Sophia Grace Dummer was born on May 20, 2011 at 7:00 AM, at 32 weeks gestation.  She was baby B in a set of triplets.  At 2 days old she was diagnosed with Ileal Atresia and had her first surgery.  We were then told that she acquired strictures and would need another surgery.  H

STEPHANIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi, I am a 31 year old woman who was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2008. I've suffered with digestive issues on and off from the age of 19, shortly after undergoing laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts. At the age of 28, aft

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I grew up with two parents who had constant heartburn. Dad always had antacids in his pocket and mom kept them on her nightstand. I just thought it was a thing that all adults suffered from. So when I started to suffer from heartburn in college, I didn’t think of it as something I should seek tre

HOLLIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

3 years ago, I embarked on a journey unlike anything I could have ever imagined. I have gone from a strong, independent nurse, wife, and mother to a shell of a person barely able to get up and go each day…to the "new me" – A good person, dealt a bad hand, and doing her best to live each da

MALINDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

I started running when I was 22. Over the last 18 years, I have run dozens of races and completed 8 marathons while living with chronic illness. I have gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) which causes severe stomach pain, nausea and vomiting

PAMELA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

In the past 9 months I’ve been called anorexic, a drug addict (due to track marks left by 15+ blown ivs), and a seeker. I've been told it was all in my head, asked how bad a stomach ache could really be, diagnosed with IBS, told it was a chronic condition, and even that it was psychosomatic. It w

BONNIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

Worth it in the end.....


My story began almost 20 years ago when I promised my best-friend that I would donate my kidney to her should she ever need one after her father passed away of pol

JODI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The unexpected twists and turns of life...


It all began for me with a good deed. My sweet, adorable, beloved 6-month-old niece had a terminal liver disease and needed a transplant to survi

SHEILA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

To start of with I am a diabetic and take insulin on a daily basis. Back in 2007 I was dianosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome which took 2 years to come to this conculsion. Many trips back and forth to the doctors and many test. I never heard of it before but did alot of research on it since then. Then

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammation in the stomach due to gastritis. I am at my witts end as to what will help me. The doctors have prescribed an array of medication including anti-depressants which none are working. The specialist at the hospital has given me no advice other than use your med

WAYNE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

For twenty years I vomited every day, every single jghft day. then it went into certain times like 12:00 lunch time at work .I would race home throw up on the way home get in my shower hot water seems to help, shower for 20 min and head back to work tired wore out.I was in numerous ERs. Go on vacation

AMANDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Other FGIMD

I am a 24-year-old female. Throughout my childhood I suffered with constant GI problems. My parent's told me that when I was a baby I could projectile vomit like you would not believe. As long as I could remember, I would throw up almost daily. It was fairly random and just became a part of my life. La

MAUREEN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I must agree with many of the people who have posted on this site that IBS can be very isolating and debilitating. I've been struggling with IBS since my early 20's and I am now 52. I've been on various medications and have been instructed to increase my fiber intake, as I primarily suffer from diarrhe

JANET'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi there, i guess its good to know i'm not the only one that suffered from IBS, i had all the symptoms since in my 20's, but never to this point now where i need to stay home due to pain. Anyways the last 6 months,has been life changing for me. after being diagnosis of Lupos, i had to change my whole d